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VIOLATION OF THE RIGHT TO LIFE OF LATE UCHENNA EMMANUEL DIKE BY MEN OF THE NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE

VIOLATION OF THE RIGHT TO LIFE OF LATE UCHENNA EMMANUEL DIKE BY MEN OF THE NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE AT DUTSE MAKARANTA ABUJA


Petition No 2020/11P/SARS ABJ/98


Lawyers Alert instituted this petition before the Judicial Penal of inquiry at the National Human Rights Commission Abuja, against the violation of the Right to Life of one late Mr Uchenna Emmanuel a 17 years old student, who reside in Dutse Makaranta Abuja with his parents and siblings.

The deceased was killed by a stray bullet on Tuesday the 20th of October, 2020 during the #ENDSARS protests in Nigeria. This petition was instituted at the instance of Mrs Ijeoma Dike the biological mother of the deceased.

Lawyers Alert petitioned the commission praying the panel of judicial enquiry to:


  • Investigate the matter, bring to book the offending officers of the Nigeria Police Force involved in the shooting and killing of late Uchenna Emmanuel Dike or any other officers, in anyway implicated

  • Order the payment of compensation to the family of the deceased in the sum of N200, 000, 000.00 (Two Hundred Million Naira Only).


OUTCOME:

After presenting and proving its case before the Panel, it reported back and found the Respondent guilty. The panel awarded a cost of N6,000,000.00 (Six Million Naira Only) against the Police in favour of the deceased family.

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